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Advice on Stereo or home cinema setup / purchase

  • 9 May 2023
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Hello Sonos,
I am looking for some advice.
Living/living space 11m wide approx 7m deep
I have a stereo/surround set that I want to replace. It is a 5.1set, so 2 front, 2 back, 1 middle and a subwoofer. Back+front+Middle speakers same size.

I mostly use in stereo mode and can then have the back speakers also play along as so called 5 channel stereo. Surround very occasionally used.
Can you advise me what to purchase. I am thinking about:

2 x FIVE as front
2 x Move as back (already have 1 and then handy to take along)
1 x Sub
1 x ARC

For stereo mode
Then you use the 2xFive+SUB+2xMoves

In home theater
Then you use the SUB+ARC+2xMove as the back.

Is this possible?
Or is this "to much" 
Is it easy to switch from stereo set to surround set without going through all the settings each time?

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Best answer by 106rallye 9 May 2023, 17:45

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You could try doing the surround set up first and decide if you want to do the separate stereo set up later (if deemed necessary).

A few more pointers:

  • you can’t use the Move (or the Roam) as surrounds;
  • you can’t easily switch rear speakers or a Sub from the stereo set up to the surround set up, so the mix’n’match you propose between stereo and surround using partly the same speakers is just not doable.